November 2012

Monthly Archives

  • Avoiding weight gain during the holidays

    Everyone enjoys a good holiday party, but all that alcohol and sweets can sabotage any diet. The Huffington Post offers tips to make in out of the holiday season without gaining weight. “Indulge like a supermodel would: Successfully navigating holiday eating doesn’t mean giving into avoidance or denying yourself your true desires. It means indulging […]
  • Skip the Red Bull, try these healthy energy boosts

    With all the news about the dangers of energy drinks, you may be wondering about safe ways you can keep your energy up. CNN explores eight natural ways to keep you going throughout the day. First, remember to snack: “If you let yourself get too hungry between meals, your blood sugar falls, and you get […]
  • The secret to perfecting your putt?

    The old adage “keep your eye on the ball”  may be more important than you think when it comes to sports, according to new research. “[…] British researchers had half of their group of 40 duffers practice putting technique, while the other half received instruction in a gaze-focusing technique known as ‘Quiet Eye’ training. “Quiet […]
  • How your job is harming your health

    You’ll spend on average 90,000 hours at work over the course of your lifetime.  And if you’re like most, it’s having a negative effect on your health. Many offices are germ havens: “Why: Germs can live on hard surfaces for hours. That means sneezy co-workers who take a drink from the water fountain or grab […]
  • The negative effects of working out in the city

    According to research out of Belgium, the brain-health benefits of exercising outdoors in rural areas are significantly higher than outdoor exercise in cities. “High levels of air pollution in the city prevented participants from gaining exercise-induced cognitive benefits such as brain plasticity (the ability for the brain to change when presented with new knowledge), comprehension, and […]
  • Teens risking health for muscles

    Ignoring some of the adverse health consequences, an increasing number of  middle and high schoolers are bulking up using protein shakes and steroids, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. “Boys were more likely to take up these habits, with two-thirds of those surveyed reporting changing their eating habit to favor muscle mass. Thirty-five percent of […]
  • Everything you need to know about caffeine

    You often hear competing claims about caffeine.  Is it good or bad for you?   As with many things, it’s all about striking the right balance. If you do choose to partake in caffeine, moderate consumption is best. “A healthy individual should try to consume less than 300 to 400 milligrams of caffeine a day, which […]
  • Use a smart phone to improve your run

    Need some digital motivation to get you running? The Greatest reviews the best 11 apps for runners, including Nike+ Running: “As expected from the brand, users get all the standard workout tracking and integration to add to their runs. For a free app, though, it’s loaded with all sorts of extra bells and whistles that […]
  • The calories in alcohol may surprise you

    Mayor Bloomberg recently cracked down on sugary sodas in the city, but a new study shows that nearly as many empty calories come from alcohol consumption. “The CDC study is based on interviews with more than 11,000 U.S. adults from 2007 through 2010. Participants were asked extensive questions about what they ate and drank over […]
  • Workout mantras that require a second look

    The Huffington Post explores motivational workout slogans that may do more harm than good. Including No pain, no gain: “This motto isn’t doing your body any favors and could actually be setting you up for injury say both of our experts. ‘Pain is your body indicating that something is not right,’ says Dr. Lombardo. ‘Pushing through […]